Leptis Magna

'Arabic: لَبْدَة‎, was a prominent city of the Roman Empire. Its ruins are located in Al Khums, Libya, 130 km 81 mi east of Tripoli, on the coast where the Wadi Lebda meets the sea. The site is one of the most spectacular and unspoiled Roman ruins in the Mediterranean.


An ancient colony founded in 630 BC as a settlement of Greeks from the Greek island of Theraand. then a Roman city in the time of Sulla c. 85 BC.It is now an archeological site near the village of present-day Shahhat. It is in a mountainous area in the north east side of Libya. The oldest "love Symbol" in the world was found there . If you're coming via Tripoli then it's better to take a flight to the Benghazi Benina airport which would get you much closer, then use a taxi or a microbus . If you can't come and go back within the same day then you can stay overnight in a hotel in Albayda which is not far from Shahhat.